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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
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Higher education is evolving and so is EOP. If nothing else, the last year has taught us the value of engaging with our students while being conscious of their unique circumstances. For the past 14 months our students have managed to continue their education amidst losing jobs and family members, battling Zoom fatigue, adjusting to online learning, and dealing with the daily pressures and uncertainties of a global pandemic.

They are pretty amazing and deserve an equally amazing EOP experience. To continue providing them the opportunity to change their lives through higher education, we are innovating our services to better represent our core values.

Your financial support will build on the EOP legacy and provide students with scholarship opportunities to engage and maximize their education. When they attend our program opportunities, students experience the best of what EOP has to offer, including:

  • Community Building: students will connect, learn and grow with SSEP staff and peers to build community and a sense of belonging.
  • EOP Learning Center: students will increase their academic confidence by developing strategies for learning, productivity, and mindset.
  • Financial Literacy Series: students will understand the importance of financial wellness/education as it relates to their success in and out of college.
  • Grad School Prep: students learn how to seek, prepare for, and successfully apply to graduate school.
  • Wellness: Students will engage in interactive and reflective psycho-educational workshops where they learn coping strategies, grow in their ability to navigate emotional challenges, and gain an increased awareness regarding mental health services and resources.

It is because of partnerships like yours that we can empower low-income, first-generation students to change their lives through higher education. We look forward to our continued partnership in impacting the next generation of innovators, thinkers, helpers, creators, and doers.


EOP advisor Rebecca Aguiniga Cutler and alumnus Eric Lara The Dr. Lara and Family Scholarship and Becky Cutler Scholarship was started by Dr. Eric Lara and his family, wife Erica and daughters Ophelia and Eleanor Lara. Eric is an alumni of Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering from the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Program (B.S.) and the College of Education and Integrative Studies from the Educational Multimedia Program (M.A.). He also earned a Doctorate of Education in Higher Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California (USC). Growing up in East San Gabriel Valley (La Puente and West Covina), Eric understands firsthand the struggles, culture and community of first-generation, low-income students. Eric has a true passion and commitment for working with these populations today. As an alumni of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Cal Poly, Eric recognizes that he could not have started or succeeded in his college career, if not for the support of his advisor, Becky Cutler, and the rest of the EOP staff. For this reason, he and his family now want this scholarship to help current and future EOP students.


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Last Chance Match
The next $2,500 given to ANY FUND will be matched dollar for dollar.
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Early Bird Challenge (Day 2)
The first $2,500 given to any fund starting at 9am on April 22 will be matched dollar for dollar.
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Leaderboard
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 2)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 22 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 23
2 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 21
3 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 11
4 American Society of Civil Engineers 6
5 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 5
6 Career Center Clothes Closet 5
7 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 5
8 Parenting Student Support 4
9 Areas of Greatest Need 4
10 Veterans Resource Center 3
11 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 3
12 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 3
13 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 2
14 Engineering Leadership Program 1
15 Engineering Excellence Funds 1
16 Science Excellence Funds 1
17 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 1
18 CLASS Excellence Funds 1
19 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 1
20 Engineering Scholarship Funds 1
21 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 1
22 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 1
23 Renaissance Scholars 1
24 CEIS Scholarships 1
25 Partners in Education 1
26 CBA Scholarship Funds 1
27 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 1
28 Science Scholarships 1
29 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 1
30 Equity in Business 1
31 2021 Senior Class Gift 1
32 Agriculture Excellence Funds 0
33 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 0
34 CBA Excellence Funds 0
35 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
36 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 0
37 Women in Science and Engineering 0
38 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 0
39 Urban & Regional Planning 0
40 Architecture 0
41 Art 0
42 Other ENV Funds 0
43 Collins College Funds 0
44 CLASS Scholarship Funds 0
45 Athletics Excellence Funds 0
46 Athletics Scholarship Funds 0
47 Disability Resource Center 0
48 Innovation Brew Works 0
49 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
50 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 0
51 Pace Setters Scholarship 0
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Alumni 500 Donors Challenge
Thank you alumni donors for helping the Alumni Scholars program unlock a $3,000 bonus from the Alumni Association.
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Early Bird Challenge (Day 1)
The first $2,500 given during Giving Day was matched. Check the "Challenges" tab to find more active events!
$2,500 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 1)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 21 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $750 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 78
2 $750 American Society of Civil Engineers 78
3 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 14
4 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 10
5 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 5
6 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 5
7 Areas of Greatest Need 5
8 Parenting Student Support 5
9 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 4
10 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 4
11 Women in Science and Engineering 4
12 Engineering Scholarship Funds 4
13 Partners in Education 3
14 Science Excellence Funds 3
15 Engineering Excellence Funds 3
16 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 3
17 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 3
18 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 2
19 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 2
20 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 2
21 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 2
22 Collins College Funds 2
23 Disability Resource Center 2
24 Career Center Clothes Closet 2
25 Innovation Brew Works 2
26 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 2
27 Veterans Resource Center 2
28 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 1
29 Equity in Business 1
30 Agriculture Excellence Funds 1
31 Renaissance Scholars 1
32 Athletics Excellence Funds 1
33 CBA Scholarship Funds 1
34 Urban & Regional Planning 1
35 CLASS Scholarship Funds 1
36 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 1
37 Engineering Leadership Program 1
38 CBA Excellence Funds 0
39 Science Scholarships 0
40 CLASS Excellence Funds 0
41 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
42 Pace Setters Scholarship 0
43 Other ENV Funds 0
44 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
45 CEIS Scholarships 0
46 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 0
47 Architecture 0
48 Art 0
49 Athletics Scholarship Funds 0
50 2021 Senior Class Gift 0
51 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 0
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Night Owl Challenge
The campaign with the most unique donors between 8pm on April 21 and 8am on April 22 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 34
2 Music Industry Studies Scholarship Fundraiser 17
3 University-Wide Initiatives 12
4 2021 Senior Class Gift 8
5 Rose Float - Friends of Bill Jacobson Fund 6
6 Pace Setters Scholarship 6
7 Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 6
8 Parenting Student Support 6
9 Veterans Resource Center 5
10 Broncos Care Basic Needs Initiative 5
11 Andrew Lawson Memorial Scholarship 5
12 Agriculture Scholarship Funds 4
13 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 4
14 Women in Science and Engineering 4
15 CLASS Scholarship Funds 4
16 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 4
17 Renaissance Scholars 3
18 Career Center Clothes Closet 3
19 CLASS Excellence Funds 3
20 Agriculture Excellence Funds 3
21 CBA Scholarship Funds 3
22 Engineering Excellence Funds 2
23 Science Scholarships 2
24 Library - SIIL: Maker Studio 2
25 Engineering Scholarship Funds 2
26 Marvin Malecha Endowed Scholarship 2
27 Engineering Leadership Program 2
28 Donald G Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship 2
29 American Society of Civil Engineers 2
30 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2
31 WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 1
32 Athletics Scholarship Funds 1
33 CBA Excellence Funds 1
34 CEIS Scholarships 1
35 Urban & Regional Planning 1
36 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 1
37 Partners in Education 1
38 Disability Resource Center 1
39 Other ENV Funds 1
40 Educational Leadership Doctorate Program 1
41 Science Excellence Funds 1
42 Equity in Business 1
43 Huntley College of Agriculture 0
44 College of Business Administration 0
45 College of Edu & Integrative Studies 0
46 CEIS Excellence Funds 0
47 College of Engineering 0
48 College of Environmental Design 0
49 B.L.A.C.K. in Landscape Architecture 0
50 Architecture 0
51 Art 0
52 Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies 0
53 Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. 0
54 Collins College Funds 0
55 College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sci. 0
56 College of Science 0
57 Bronco Athletics 0
58 Athletics Excellence Funds 0
59 Innovation Brew Works 0
60 Laptops & Wi-Fi Hotspots for Students 0
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Educational Opportunity Program Match
The first $1,000 given to the Educational Opportunity Program will be matched dollar for dollar by Dr. Eric Lara '03, M'08.
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